- Event Details
CELEBRATION OF ART MUSEUM DAY ON MAY 18, 2012
WITH FREE ADMISSION AT BOTH LOCATIONS AND A SPECIAL DISCOUNTED PRICE
TO PLAY THE ARTIST-DESIGNED MINIATURE GOLF EXHIBITION, ART ON THE GREEN
AMOA-Arthouse announced today that it will participate in the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day, which coincides with International Museum Day, on Friday, May 18, 2012. In 2011, more than 100 other AAMD member museums across North America participated in International Museum Day. As part of the celebration, AMOA-Arthouse will offer a special discounted price to play the artist-designed miniature golf exhibition, Art on the Green, at its Laguna Gloria location just two days before the exhibition closes on May 20, 2012. The museum’s downtown location, the Jones Center, will also participate and encourages the public to come by, take advantage of the free admission, and view Texas Prize, the triennial juried exhibition that awards one Texas-based artist $30,000.
In recognition of the important role museums play in their communities, AMOA-Arthouse invites visitors to share their museum experiences during Art Museum Day on a special printed form (available at both locations, and via social media) with the hashtag #ArtMuseumDay in a collective public response. Participation in the international event highlights the value of the visual arts in society, and provides new opportunities for audiences to participate in wide-ranging programs and record their encounters with works of art.
“With our recent merger behind us, we are extraordinarily pleased to be invited to participate in this international event,” said Jack Nokes, interim executive director of AMOA-Arthouse. “By showcasing our two architecturally-significant locations on this special day, our hope is that more people from across Central Texas will become familiar with the museum, our exhibitions, public programs, and education initiatives…whether that be through viewing the work of our three Texas Prize finalists at the Jones Center, or spending an afternoon playing our phenomenally-successful miniature golf exhibition, Art on the Green, at Laguna Gloria.”
On Friday, May 18, visitors to Laguna Gloria will be able to play the Art on the Green course for a discounted price of $4 adults/$2 children for non-members, and $2 adults/ $1 children for members. Also on view at Laguna Gloria during this time are Collection Selections: The Barrett Collection in the Driscoll Villa, and the perennial Seeing Special Things Student Art Exhibition in the Gatehouse Gallery. At the Jones Center, the aforementioned Texas Prize is on view, in addition to Amie Siegel’s exhibition Black Moon, plus Julia Oschatz’ film Odds and Ends: Venus, and Ezra Wube’s Amora on the Congress Avenue screen. For more information about our exhibitions and
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